Held in Love would make a wonderful gift for new parents. It’s a beautiful blessing for any child – no matter how far you travel away you are ‘held in love’.
The book starts in the widest form by looking at the universe then the world, then a village, then a home with a mother reading to her baby. The pages then continue with wishes for her child with balance for example ‘May your ears listen, and hear the singing…and the silence’ or ‘and when tears flow may peace follow’.
The words are simply put but say much – each page is aided by the calming, peaceful illustrations.
Those illustrations have been created by Oamul Lu for his first picture book and complement its message with muted tones, lots of space and simple shapes.